Meet The Team


Erica graduated with distinction from the Monroe Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2019. She was born right here in Rochester NY and grew up in the town of Henrietta NY. She is most passionate about providing outstanding patient education and building long-lasting relationships with each individual patient. Erica chose dental hygiene because she believes everyone should have an equal opportunity to optimal dental care and she wants to help make that happen. She is a mother to 3 children; two boys and a girl. Outside the office she loves spending time with her family, being outside, and running her own photography business.  



Lisa was born and raised in Rochester NY. She graduated from the Monroe Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2009 and started at EAD in 2010. She enjoys being a hygienist because she loves the personal interaction with all her patients. She enjoys working at EAD because we have a fun and caring team. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family.


My name is Vitaliy. I grew up and lived in Rochester NY my entire life and went to school locally at MCC to become a registered dental hygienist. I became an RDH because I am passionate about giving my patients the smile they deserve and want every person who walks out of my chair to look forward to coming back every recall rather than have it be routine. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife, little girl, and soon to be baby boy at the park, beach, or even just relaxing at home. I hope that we can get to know more about one another at every one of our visits together, building a lifelong relationship.


My name is Melanie, I have three beautiful children and I was born in Syracuse, New York. I was raised in Rochester, however, I have many relatives from New Orleans, Louisiana. I consider myself a southern bell at heart. I spent many of my summers in the deep south and enjoy cajun-style cooking. I have a deep love for interior design and gardening. 

I pursued a career in dental hygiene because I knew I had a passion to help people with severe dental anxiety.  My goal has always been to make people feel comfortable in my chair while providing the highest quality dental care. I strive to go above and beyond my patient's expectations. I also love to assist with handicapped and mentally challenged. I chose East Ave. Dental as my dental home because of the wonderful quality of dental care and extraordinary people.


My name is Heather and I’ve been at East Avenue Dentistry since 2010. I graduated from the MCC Dental Hygiene program in 2010. I grew up in Hilton and still live there now. I always wanted to get into the health care field to help people and have enjoyed taking care of my teeth since I was a kid. I love spending my free time with my 2 little boys and my husband. We spend a lot of the summer on the lake and on the beach. 


My name is Michelle and have been practicing since 1994. I specialize in pediatrics. I made the decision to work with children shortly after having my own. It was the best decision I  ever made in my career. I am so lucky to watch my patients grow into fabulous young people! I am the proud mom of three daughters. We are residents of Brighton and very active in our community. I have 2 daughters very active in the softball world and one that swims and runs track. You can usually find us at a field or school sporting event. I am affiliated with the Brighton Little League and also help with various PTSA events in Brighton. When I’m not busy with sports, I love to garden, travel, and can be found making cakes for friends and family. I look forward to meeting your child and helping them with any of their dental needs.


Claire graduated with honors from the dental hygiene program at Monroe Community College, where she received the 2019 dental studies professionalism award. Claire was thrilled to join the East Avenue Dentistry team after graduating. She has a passion for making clients feel comfortable and well informed throughout their treatment, and she truly believes every client offers an opportunity to learn and grow as a hygienist. Claire spends most of her free time with her husband and three children, having as much fun outdoors as possible. Claire is endlessly curious and enjoys gardening, woodworking, and learning new skills of all kinds with her family. 


Jenn has been with the EAD team since 2017. She is from Corning NY. She loves being a hygienist because she loves helping others and has always loved going to the dentist. What she loves most about working at EAD is our fun and amazing team. In Jenns free time she enjoys hiking, running, and going to live music concerts. Her favorite band is Grateful Dead. 



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